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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Professor Lois is open to PhD applications within the field of Retina from national or international candidates with a basic science or clinical background. Prof Lois is also open to develop projects with potential candidates. Her fields of interest include: - Diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular oedema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy - Retinal vascular diseases : retinal vein occlusion - Retinal ischaemia, retinal fibrosis, retinal revascularisation and retinal neovascularization - Diagnostic technologies - Early and late phase clinical trials - Evidence-based clinical research - Vitreoretinal surgery Previous research experience is desirable.

1989 …2019
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Personal profile

Research Interests

Bio sketch: Noemi Lois, MD, PhD, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth

Noemi Lois is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Queens University and an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. 

After completing her training in Ophthalmology she completed clinical fellowships in 1) Ocular Oncology at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, with Drs Jerry and Carol Shields, 2) Medical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, with Prof Alan Bird, and 3) Vitreoretinal Surgery at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital with Prof David Wong.  Noemi then moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, where she worked as full time Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for 13 years.

Noemi joined Queens University in 2013 where she has been leading a programme of preclinical and clinical research focused on diabetic retinopathy and its complications.  This programme of research extends from pathogenic mechanisms of disease and risk stratification to new therapies, including determining the most cost-effective therapeutic alternatives for this disease.  Other research interests include retinal vein occlusion, vitreoretinal surgery and Stargardt disease. 

Noemi is Chief Investigator of two large multicentre trials funded by NIHR-HTA: EMERALD (Effectiveness of Multimodal imaging for the Evaluation of Retinal oedema And New vesseLs in Diabetic retinopathy) and DIAMONDS (Diabetic Macular Oedema aNd Diode Subthreshold micropulse laser).  

Noemi has published over 100 articles in peer review journals [Scopus h-index (January 2019)=37], 13 book chapters and is editor of 3 textbooks, one on its second edition; is ad-hoc referee for numerous peer-review journals and funding bodies and has given numerous lectures as guest speaker at national and international meetings in China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, USA and the UK.  Noemi is editorial board member for several journals including the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group and has participated, as a member of the Evidence Review Group, in 10 Single Technology Appraisals for the UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on new therapies for eye diseases.

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 1989 2019

Authors' Response

Khayat, M., Williams, M. & Lois, N., 23 Jan 2019, In : Survey of ophthalmology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
133 Downloads (Pure)

Diabetic macular oedema and diode subthreshold micropulse laser (DIAMONDS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

DIAMONDS Study Group, 12 Feb 2019, In : Trials. 20, 11 p., 122.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Macular Edema
Randomized Controlled Trials
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Visual Acuity
48 Downloads (Pure)

Effectiveness of Multimodal imaging for the Evaluation of Retinal oedema And new vesseLs in Diabetic retinopathy (EMERALD)

EMERALD Study Group, 28 Jun 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 6, 8 p., e027795.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Multimodal Imaging
Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Edema
Cost-Benefit Analysis

Fenofibrate for diabetic retinopathy

Inoue, K., Kataoka, S. Y., Kawano, S., Furukawa, T. A., Lois, N. & Watanabe, N., 30 Apr 2019, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019, 4, 13 p., CD013318.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Diabetic Retinopathy

First failed macular hole surgery or reopening of a previously closed hole: Do we gain by reoperating? ‐ A systematic review and meta‐analysis

Reid, G. A., McDonagh, N., Wright, D., Yek, J. T. O., Essex, R. W. & Lois, N., 22 Jul 2019, In : Retina. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retinal Perforations
Visual Acuity
Confidence Intervals

Activities 2011 2025

  • 4 Invited talk

Invited lectures at the 13th International AMD and Retina Congress, Dublin, Ireland

Noemi Lois (Speaker)
31 Oct 2025

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Venice Ophthalmology Summer School, Venice, Italy. Activity: Giving lectures and commenting on case presentations

Noemi Lois (Speaker)
10 Jul 201313 Jul 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Valencia Ophthalmology Society, Valencia, Spain: Giving guest speaker lecture at the meeting

Noemi Lois (Speaker)
16 Apr 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk